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Airport Police: "Brussels Airport Employs ISIS Sympathizers"

April 4, 2016


Brussels Airport Police believe there are serious security lapses at Brussels Airport also known as Zaventem Airport. They wrote an open letter on March 22, 2016, on the very day ISIS suicide bombers blew themselves up in the entrance hall. "ISIS has been assisted by people working at the airport, by scouts and spies," the open letters says. "This refers to about fifty people working at Zaventem Airport. Hardcore criminals with radical Islamic sympathies. They are employed by airport shops or are working as cleaners or baggage handlers. Some of them have security badges that permit them to enter even the cockpit of a plane. In the past several security badges of people who appeared to be ISIS sympathizers have been revoked." "When the terrorists struck in Paris, baggage handlers at Zaventem Airport were jubilant and shouted pro-ISIS slogans. Several policemen witnessed this disgraceful behavior."

The open letter also complains about lack of modern weapons and armored cars and the necessary equipment to properly protect the airport. "We are still using oudated Uzi's, there is no protective clothing against nuclear, chemical or biological attacks." "And homeless people can move around freely and are causing serious problems."

There are very dangerous ISIS terror cells in Europe. "ISIS has 400 trained fighters in Europe who are poised to unleash more terror attacks with orders to wait for the right time to cause maximum carnage," the British Daily Mail reported on March 23, 2016. ISIS terror commandos already struck in Paris on November 13, 2015, and in Brussels on March 22, 2016.

Abdel Hamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the terror attacks in Paris who operated from Belgium, said that around 90 jihadists had traveled from Syria to France and that "they were spread out around the Paris region: Syrians, Iraqis, British, French and Germans."

John Rossomando, an American expert on terrorism, recently wrote an alarming article on ISIS commander Abu Amer Al-Jazrawi, who now claims to be in Britain. This man "is part of an effort by ISIS to transfer operations to Libya with a goal of attacking Europe." "Last year, ISIS announced that it created a continent-wide jihadist network to help slip jihadis undetected in and out of Europe." Well-trained ISIS jihadists or "jihadis" and war criminals diguised as asylum seekers – a real nightmare for the security services.

ISIS jihadists receive their training in special training camps in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The focus of their training is on how to plot and carry out terror attacks in Europe and elsewhere. But they are also trained in Europe itself.

ISIS operative Salah Abdeslam is a Belgian-Moroccan from the problematic Brussels immigrant neighborhood of Molenbeek. Back in September 2015, he drove from Brussels to the Budapest Keleti railway station in Hungary. It was there that he picked up two other important ISIS operatives, Mohammed Belkaid and Najim Lachraaoui. These two operatives had arrived in Budapest by mingling inconspicuously among the flow of asylum seekers. Abdeslam provided them with forged identitly papers.

Lachraaoui's new identity was Soufiane Kayal and Belkaid's new identity was Samir Bouzid. Lachraaoui, just 24-years-old and also a Belgian- Moroccan citizen, was the bomb maker for the Paris and Brussels attacks. Nail bombs were used in the terror attacks in Brussels. Lachraaoui is originally from Schaarbeek, another troubled neighborhood of Brussels. He had left for Syria in 2013 where he joined ISIS. But on March 22, 2016, just three days after Salah Abdeslam had been arrested by the Belgian anti-terror police, he blew himself up in the entrance hall of Zaventem airport, near Brussels. Another ISIS operative who blew himself up at the airport was a 29-year-old Belgian-Moroccan man named Ibrahim el Bakraoui. A third ISIS operative did not blow himself up and escaped. Ibrahim's 27-year-old brother Khalid el Bakraoui blew himself up near the Brussels metro station of Maalbeek. The total number of those who died was 32, more than 200 people were injured.

Crime is rampant among North African immigrants in Europe and Ibrahim el Bakraoui's career from crime to jihadist terrorism is not exceptional at all. He was involved in armed robbery back in January 2010. He shot at police with a Kalashnikov. The mayor of Brussels, Freddy Thielemans, described the shooting then as a "faits divers" (a small daily new item). This was typical of the attitude of liberal politicians who espoused "multiculturalism" and were rather tolerant vis a vis criminal behavior displayed by Muslim immigrants. Ibrahim el Bakraoui was sentenced to nine years in prison, but in October 2014 a judge lamely ruled that he should be released. Less then one year later, in June 2015, he traveled to Turkey. He was subsequenty arrested by the Turks in the city of Gaziantep, near the Turkish-Syrian border. They rightly assumed that he was on his way to Syria to join the jihadists. On July 14, 2015, the Turks expelled el Bakraoui to the Netherlands, not to Belgium, warning that he is a dangerous jihadist. El Bakroui himself indicated that he did not want to be expelled to Belgium and the Turks complied with his request and expelled him to Holland.

Due to a series of fateful miscommunications there was nobody to arrest el Bakraoui upon his arrival at Amsterdam's airport of Schiphol, even though he had violated the conditions of his release. Then in March 2016 he would be one of the suicide bombers in Brussels, an ISIS operation.

His younger brother Khalid el Bakraoui also had a criminal record. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2011 because of his role in car jackings and a previous bank robbery. He, too, was in possession of a Kalashnikov when he was arrested. He was released in December 2014.

The FBI had been tracking both brothers since September 2015, "while it also presented the Dutch with information regarding Ibrahim's criminal activities and Khalid's radical and terrorist background," Russia Today reported on March 29, 2016. But this news channel also reported that the FBI "gave the Dutch police information about the two Brussels bombers, the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el Bakraoui, almost a week before a series of deadly attacks that rocked the Belgian capital." In fact it was not the FBI which issued this warning on March 16, 2016, but the usually well informed Intelligence Department and Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The Dutch claim that they passed this information on to the Belgians, but the latter failed to arrest the el Bakraoui brothers – with fatal consequences.

On behalf of ISIS, a Belgian-Moroccan named Hicham Chaib claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels. Hicham Chaib is now living in Raqqa, the so-called ISIS capital in Syria. In an atrocious ISIS video message Chaib claimed that there would be more attacks. The British Daily Mail reported: "Brussels slaughter ‘just a taste' of what is coming, warns ISIS chief executioner in chilling new video threatening further attacks on the West." War criminal Chaib is "responsible for countless beheadings, crucifixions and amputations in Syria," the Daily Mail writes. "At the end of the nine-minute video, the 34-year-old executes a kneeling ISIS prisoner, shooting him in the head."

ISIS operatives carried out suveillance on top Belgian nuclear scientist

ISIS terrorists are very interested in Belgium's poorly protected nuclear reactors. At a recent summit on the threat of nuclear terrorism in Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama said that this terrorist group "carried out video surveillance on a top Belgian nuclear scientist." "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to continue to kill as many innocent people as possible."Even those who do not agree with Obama's policies must admit that this is a stark warning – it comes directly from the intelligence services. (Former CIA director George Tenet reveals in his memoirs how Al-Qaeda also tried to make a nuclear bomb.)

Alissa J. Rubin and Milan Schreuer from The New York Times reported just three days after the terror attacks in Brussels: "The investigation into this week's deadly terror attacks in Brussels has prompted worries that the Islamic State is seeking to attack, infiltrate or sabotage nuclear installations or obtain nuclear or radioactive material. This is especially worrying in a country with a history of security lapses at its nuclear facilities, a weak intelligence apparatus and a deeply rooted terrorist network. On Friday (March 25, 2016, V.), the authorities stripped security badges from several workers at one of two plants where all nonessential employees had been sent home hours after the attacks at the Brussels airport and one of the city's busiest subway stations three days earlier.Video footage of a top official at another Belgian nuclear facility was discovered last year in the apartments of a suspected militant linked to the extremists who unleashed the horror in Paris in November."

"Three men linked to the surveillance video were involved in either the Paris or the Brussels attacks. Ibrahim and Khalid el Bakraoui, the brothers who the authorities say were suicide bombers at the Brussels airport and subway station, are believed to have driven to the surveilled scientist's home and removed a camera that was hidden in nearby bushes. The authorities believe they then took it to a house connected to Mohammed Bakkali, who was arrested by the Belgian police after the Paris attacks and is accused of helping with logistics and planning. The police found the video camera during a raid on the house."

Ther Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure was the first to report that dangerous terrorists were targeting nuclear reactors. They had made a video of the director of the Belgian nuclear research program and his private home in Flanders.

NYT reporters Alissa J. Rubin and Milan Schreuer wrote on February 18, 2016: "The International Atomic Energy Agency and the State Department also confirmed on Thursday a report by Reuters that radioactive material had disappeared since November in Iraq, where the Islamic State controls broad areas of territory." "The International Atomic Energy Agency identified the material missing in Iraq as iridium-192, a highly radioactive isotope that is sometimes sought for use in dirty bombs."

The most serious security threat since the Second World War

Belgian authorities just cannot cope with the most serious security threat since the Second World War. Belgium's various police forces are understaffed and there is lack of communication between them. Few police officers speak Arabic.There are no-go areas in Brussels and parallel societies where well armed Moroccan criminals dominate the neighborhood. These areas are fertile recruiting grounds where radical Muslims and terrorists can count on the solidarity of fellow Muslims in the neighborhood. This is why it took four months before Salah Abdeslam, a very dangerous ISIS operative, could be arrested in Molenbeek. There are strong similarities with the Italian mafia and its culture of "Omertà" – defined by Wikipedia as "a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others."

There are also very serious problems in France, especially in Paris, Marseilles and Lyon. In Lyon, for example, six radical Muslims were arrested in September 2014 "for pimping ‘jihadi brides' to ISIS." Patrick Kanner, France's minister for Cities, Youth an Sports and a Social-Democrat, told French radio on Easter Sunday: "We know that there are today around a hundred neighborhoods in France which have potential similarities to what happened in Molenbeek." (In fact there are hundreds of lawless areas controlled by radical Muslims and their ilk.) Molenbeek "is run on a mafia style system with an underground economy,"says Patrick Kanner. "The terrorists who struck in France and Belgium were from these areas."

There are about 5000 radicalized European Muslims who traveled to Syria and Iraq where they joined extremely dangerous terrorist movements such as ISIS or Al-Nusra. Only 2500 of them are known to the security services and the police.

Multiculturalism is fine but too much of it is not conducive to society's health. So is mass immigration from the culturally backward Muslim world. Migrant trafficking poses a direct security threat to the West, because we are importing the conflicts, terrorist violence and cultural and social backwardness of the immigrants' home countries. Raping women is quite common in Africa and the Middle East. Too many Muslims, especially those from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, North Africa, Somalia and Pakistan are antisemites.

About two weeks ago, on March 21, the German Federal Statistics Agency or "Statistisches Bundesamt" reported that two million "foreigners" (by far most of them were asylum seekers from Muslim countries) had been registered by the German authorities in 2015. About 860,000 of them left Germany and traveled to other European countries. The number of "foreigners" who stayed in Germany was therefore 1.14 million – "the highest number ever in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany."

Many of these asylum seekers are from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. But there is also a vast number of Albanian and North African Muslims who applied for asylum in Germany and the Netherlands – economic migrants who are not entitled to asylum.

The total number of those who applied for asylum in Holland in 2015 is 59,100 (nearly 60,000), twice as many as in 2014. Last year, 7225 asylum seekers caused problems by refusing to obey the rules of the asylum centers. A staggering number! And an additional 240 asylum seekers showed aggressive and violent behavior, intimidating others, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on April 1, 2016. The Dutch government now intends to transfer the most violent perpetrators to special locations. It would be much better, of course, if their applications for asylum would be turned down straight away.

A lot of women and girls in Germany and Holland complain that they have been raped or sexually assaulted by asylum seekers from Africa, North Africa or the Middle East. More than eleven hundred women in Cologne on new Year's Eve, for example. Just of one of the many other examples: three girls from the Dutch city of Almere reported to the police that they had been sexually assaulted by two young Eritrean asylum seekers on September 27, 2015. Yet, the applications for asylum of those two sexually frustrated males from Eritrea have not been turned down. Instead, prosecutors lamely demanded that they participate in a usually ineffective community service order program.

Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands.

Website: www.emersonvermaat.com.


Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium), March 31, 2016, p, 1-3, "Terroristen hadden hulpjes in luchthaven,"



(Full text of the open letter.)

Daily Mail, March 23, 2016, ISIS have 400 trained fighters in Europe who are poised to unleash more terror attacks,


Reformatorisch Dagblad (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands), March 24, 2016, "IS traint honderden voor aanslagen in Europa."

The Local (Sweden), February 4, 2016, Chilling story of woman who spared Paris more carnage,


Abaaoud: "90 jihadists returned to France."

John Rossomando, ISIS Commander Claims to be in UK, IPT,


Algemeen Dagblad, March 22, 2016, Media: Bommenmaker Najim Laachraoui hoofdverdachte,


New York Times, March 25, 2016, Najim Laachraoui, 24, Bomb Maker for Paris and Brussels Attacks,


Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium), March 23, 2016, Najim Lachraaoui blies zichzelf op in Zaventem,


NOS (the Netherlands), March 24, 2016, Wat weten we over Ibrahim el-Bakraoui?,


Wikipedia, 2016 Brussels bombings,


("Faits divers").

Russia Today (RT, Moscow), March 29, 2016, FBI warned the Dutch about dangers of Brussels bombers almost a week before the attacks,


Metro (Netherlands), March 30, 2016, Van der Steur: "Het was toch niet de FBI,"


Daily Mail, March 27, 2016, Brussels slaughter "just a taste" of what is coming, warns ISIS chief executioner in chilling new video threatening further attacks on the West,


The Sun Daily, April 2, 2016, Obama warns IS "madmen" would gladly use nukes,


New York Times, March 25, 2016, Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable,


New York Times, February 18, 2016, Video Found in Belgium of Nuclear Official May Point to Bigger Plot,


La Dernière Heure (Belgium), February 17, 2016, Exclusif: les kamikazes des attentats de Paris visaient nos centrales nucléaires!,


"l'Homme espionné n'est autre que le directeur du programme de recherche et de développement nucléaire belge en personne!"

Omerta, Wikipedia,


Breitbart (London), March 28, 2016, French Socialist Minister Warns: "There are 100 More Molenbeeks in France",


International Business Times, September 17, 2014, Lyon: Six Arrested for Pimping "Jihadi Brides" to ISIS,


Statistisches Bundesamt (Germany), March 23, 2016, Nettozuwanderung von Ausländerinnen und Ausländern im Jahr 2015 bei 1,1 Millionen,


Rijksoverheid.nl, Nieuwsbericht, January 8, 2016, Totale instroom in 2015 was 59.100,


De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), April 1, 2015, p. 8, Honderden aso's uit opvang locatie gezet,


The Postonline (Netherlands), March 30, 2016, OM eist werkstraffen voor vrouwen aanrandende asielzoekers uit Eritrea,


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